This is Brian Rawcliffe's Hawker Tempest Mk. II, Vailly Aviation Design. It's 1/5-scale giving a wingspan of 97" (2450 mm), weight 41 lbs 12 oz (19 kg). The engine is a Mackay 150cc 5 cylinder 4 stroke petrol radial, turning a Menz 28"x12" wooden propeller at 4800 rpm. Retracts were made by Unitracts International UK. Painted with Warbirdcolors.

Brian says: "It is a wonderful aeroplane to fly, There is a video on Youtube (see below) from Redmarshall 2009, it was a good flight but there was a 15 mph crosswind!"

The model's markings are EG-S (PR583), just as the full size Tempest flown by Angus Mackay, and in which he crash landed in the Russian zone of Germany, near Berlin. Read the story here:

TEMPEST DOWN One of our aircraft is missing...





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Tempest II - An illustrated history of the Tempest Mk. II and FlyPast December 2022 added.

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Tempest Mk.II MW376

On 31 August was the roll-out of MW376 which is available for viewing at the KF Centre for Excellence.

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Tempest Mk.II MW758

MW758 is added to the list of survivors and is hoping to go in the airworthy direction with a 3350 up front.

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Eagles of Destiny

The Eagles of Destiny mini-series covers the early years of Royal Pakistan Air Force, initially while still being ...

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